A New Online Dating Scam

Bentham’s Gaze:

We identified three types of scams happening on [Chinese dating site] Jiayuan. … Another interesting type of scams that we identified are what we call dates for profit. In this scheme, attractive young ladies are hired by the owners of fancy restaurants. The scam then consists in having the ladies contact people on the dating site, taking them on a date at the restaurant, having the victim pay for the meal, and never arranging a second date. This scam is particularly interesting, because there are good chances that the victim will never realize that he’s been scammed — in fact, he probably had a good time.

Would be a nice tort problem if I taught fraud (and I should).

Spotted via via Schneier on Security: Online Dating Scams.

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3 Responses to A New Online Dating Scam

  1. Jim V says:

    I fail to understand how a third party could track the restaurants where the dating site participants were dining. It would also seem to be more cost effective for a restaurant to use traditional advertising, but I suppose there might be benefit to having a full house with a good portion of the patrons being attractive women.

    Kind of like ladies night at a nightclub.

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  3. Helena says:

    I agree with this story most of the dating site now using some techniques to scam some user. Also there’s some Dating site using some images or pictures of beautiful ladies to scam Internet users, it maybe interesting but we should be always careful


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